Sustainable design and green home architecture are much more than a mere compilation of the latest smart home technology that saves up on energy. Design planning and the overall silhouette of the house also play a pivotal role in shaping the power and resource consumption of the structure.
Modern renovations and restoration projects often tend to infuse homes with a touch of sleek contemporary charm that balances the old world appeal ever so beautifully. But this gorgeous and private residence located in a secluded little niche of the adopts an entirely different approach. Transformed by architect and interior designer Inbar Menaged who described its appeal as a ‘little piece of haven’ this newly renovated residence brings together modern comfort and an unexpected dash of.
The private spaces are housed on the top level that offers scenic views even as it opens up into the beautiful backyard. Relaxing nooks next to the pool lots of greenery and a street façade that offers complete privacy ensure that this inimitable residence is transformed into a serene and tranquil hub with luxurious modern comforts!
Heavy wooden surfaces natural stone and elegant calming hues were brought in to give the home this distinct fusion of styles. While vivid Moroccan rugs still hold sway in the living area the rest of the home keeps pops of color to a bare minimum.
The house is a stunning example of modern architecture and peaceful island living. It was designed and built to fulfill the wishes of a young Vancouver couple with two children. Nothing is too complicated inside.
The ingenious gas stove addition in the living room also doubles as a smart divider between the living and dining spaces and the and give the home a hint of sustainability. The use of natural pine wood obtained locally and other eco-friendly materials used in shaping the also helped in cutting down the carbon footprint of this elegant contemporary home set in an idyllic landscape.
And did I mention one of the most intriguing aspects of the house? I could see myself enjoying a good book by the fire while the wind and rain storm outside. Or maybe I’m daydreaming again.